Mediterranean Pita Pockets

Mediterranean Pita Pockets

Mediterranean Pita Pockets

My P.S. (a bread man) brought home pita pockets and I’m always excited to see them.  There are SO many things I like to tuck inside them I almost have to flip a coin.  This time I had some bulk Italian sausage and a whole lot of leftover olives in jars (don’t ask) so a Mediterranean style pita seemed appropriate.  Did I have a recipe?  Of course not!  That wouldn’t be any fun.  Besides, I’d tweak it anyway! Continue reading

Bangers, Mash and Creamed Cabbage

Bangers, Mash and Creamed Cabbage

Bangers, Mash and Creamed Cabbage

It was that time of year when I tried to prepare an Irish dish to celebrate my P.S.’s heritage.  Among his 57 flavors, P.S. is part Irish.  This year I wasn’t completely successful in my cooking.  The creamed cabbage went rogue on me.  I was so disappointed that I took a long time to post these particular recipes.  In the spirit of blogging I want to say yes I had a failure, but the bangers and mash were GREAT! Continue reading

Creamy Sauerkraut Sausage Chowder

Creamy Sauerkraut and Sausage Chowder

Creamy Sauerkraut and Sausage Chowder

We love sauerkraut and sausage made in various ways.  It’s perhaps the small part of German in me that makes me seek out new ways to satisfy that craving.  This amazing soup that has sauerkraut, sausage and potatoes in a rich, creamy broth cried out to me.  I needed to make it!  The weather outside was below zero and the snow just kept falling and blowing in drifts all over the place.  It was time for a bowl of soup. Continue reading